South Korea Suicide Rate 2000-2021

Suicide mortality rate is the number of suicide deaths in a year per 100,000 population. Crude suicide rate (not age-adjusted).
  • South Korea suicide rate for 2019 was 28.60, a 0% increase from 2018.
  • South Korea suicide rate for 2018 was 28.60, a 10.85% increase from 2017.
  • South Korea suicide rate for 2017 was 25.80, a 5.15% decline from 2016.
  • South Korea suicide rate for 2016 was 27.20, a 2.86% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

MLA Citation:
Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Total
South Korea 28.60
Lithuania 26.10
Uruguay 21.20
Latvia 20.10
Slovenia 19.80
Belgium 18.30
Hungary 16.60
Croatia 16.40
United States 16.10
Finland 15.30
Japan 15.30
Estonia 14.90
Sweden 14.70
Austria 14.60
Switzerland 14.50
France 13.80
Australia 12.50
Germany 12.30
Czech Republic 12.20
Slovak Republic 12.10
Iceland 11.90
Netherlands 11.80
Canada 11.80
Norway 11.80
Portugal 11.50
Luxembourg 11.30
Poland 11.30
Singapore 11.20
New Zealand 11.00
Denmark 10.70
Ireland 9.60
Chile 9.00
Bahrain 8.90
Trinidad and Tobago 8.70
Argentina 8.40
Seychelles 8.10
United Kingdom 7.90
Spain 7.70
Italy 6.70
UAE 6.40
Malta 6.10
Saudi Arabia 6.00
Qatar 5.80
Israel 5.30
Greece 5.10
Oman 4.90
Cyprus 3.60
Bahamas 3.50
Panama 2.90
Kuwait 2.90
Brunei 2.70
Barbados 0.60
Antigua and Barbuda 0.40
South Korea Suicide Rate - Historical Data
Year Total Male Female
2019 28.60 40.20 16.90%
2018 28.60 41.20 15.90%
2017 25.80 36.80 14.70%
2016 27.20 38.30 16.00%
2015 28.00 39.50 16.50%
2014 29.00 40.70 17.20%
2013 30.60 42.50 18.60%
2012 30.20 40.90 19.50%
2011 34.50 47.00 21.90%
2010 34.00 44.90 23.00%
2009 34.20 44.00 24.40%
2008 28.60 36.70 20.40%
2007 26.70 33.90 19.50%
2006 23.70 31.80 15.50%
2005 26.70 35.50 17.90%
2004 25.40 34.60 16.10%
2003 24.10 33.00 15.10%
2002 19.00 25.90 12.00%
2001 15.60 21.60 9.50%
2000 14.50 19.90 9.00%